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Communications Analyst, Nairobi, Kenya

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Organization: UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Country: Kenya

City: Nairobi

Office: UN Women Nairobi

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Closing date: Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Communications Analyst

Location: Nairobi, KENYA

Application Deadline: 13-Oct-21

(Midnight New York, USA)

Additional Category: Gender Equality

Type of Contract: Service Contrac

Post Level: SC-9

Languages Required: English

Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start)


Duration of Initial Contract: 1 year

Expected Duration of Assignment: 2 years

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

In Kenya, the UN Women Country Programme contributes to the Third Medium Term Plan of Kenya’s Vision 2030 and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big 4 Agenda. It is aligned to the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) of 2018-2022. UN Women’s Strategic Note 2019-2022 envisions a state where gender relations empower women and men to make informed decisions, have equal access to and use of quality services, and control resources and assets in a secure, accountable, and inclusive nation. The Strategic Note has prioritized the following four impact areas: 1) Women leadership in decision making, 2) Women’s Economic Empowerment, 3) Ending Violence against Women and Girls and 4) and Women, Peace and Security.

Reporting to the Deputy Country Director, the Communications Analyst supports the formulation and implementation of the communications and advocacy strategies to increase the standing and awareness of UN Women with partners, the media, and the public. The Communications Analyst promotes a client-oriented approach in UN Women.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide coordination support in the development and implementation of a coherent Kenya Country Office (KCO) communications and advocacy strategy

Provide substantive inputs to the development of the KCO communication strategy.

Provide support to advocacy efforts and campaigns by organizing roundtable discussions, press conferences, online events, and other publicity events, and preparing briefing materials and press releases.

Provide guidance and support to Programme and other KCO staff on UN Women corporate communications guidelines and printing norms.

Track and monitor print and social media and report relevant information to senior staff to inform strategy development.

Provide inputs to Programme to integrate advocacy and communication strategies into Programme formulation, as necessary.

Provide coordination support to the development of KCO advocacy materials

Identify storylines and achievements from KCOs work, for online and printed publications.

Prepare press releases, articles, key messages, and other advocacy materials.

Oversee the translation, adaptation, or rewriting of information received for the local context.

Manage the publication of materials for final approval including but not limited to designing

Maintain library/ database of reference materials and photos and digital assets, as necessary.

Identification of storylines for publications and drafting of substantive articles contributing to debates on key gender and development issues.

Coordination and management of Country Office publication activities, such as content management, norms for publishing, design, etc.

Provide substantive support in the management of the KCO’s online presence

Identify KCO stories and develop/review content for the www.genderinkenya.org website and KCO corporate social media accounts.

Update the website and social media channels, ensure consistency in branding.

Research, compile and produce reports on web statistics on a regular basis and electronic surveys.

Maintain files, databases, and systems relevant to the KCO’s digital presence, as necessary.

Provide media relations support to KCO

Serve as a focal point on UN Women activities open to the media, as necessary.

Establish and maintain relationships with press in country; maintain and update database of relevant press, as necessary.

Respond to requests for information and arrange interviews.

Draft talking points, speeches, Opeds etc.

Facilitate knowledge management and sharing

Contribute to the identification of best practices and lessons learned.

Conduct trainings and workshops on communication practices.

Provide/ exchange information with the Regional Office and Headquarters



Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Provide support on special web/digital/media projects undertaken by the KCO

Train KCO staff and partners

Key Performance Indicators


Timely organization of discussions, conferences, briefings, information campaigns and other events

Timely provision of substantive inputs as requested

Timely delivery of developed communication and advocacy materials in high quality

Website and social media accounts are up to date

Number of communication products developed as assisted in development


Core Values:

Respect for Diversity



Core Competencies:

Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues


Creative Problem Solving

Effective Communication

Inclusive Collaboration

Stakeholder Engagement

Leading by Example

Functional Competencies

Ability to establish, build and sustain effective relationships with clients

Ability to create, edit and present information in clear and presentable formats, using appropriate IT functionality

Excellent event planning skills

Excellent knowledge of social media and communications strategy and methods

Ability to identify relevant events and stories and communicate them to a mass audience

Strong multimedia skills

Knowledge of gender equality and women’s empowerment in Kenya

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

Master’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations or Journalism or related field is required

A first-level university degree in combination with

two additional years of qualifying experience

may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


At least 6 years of progressively responsible experience in providing support to the formulation and implementation of internal and external communications and advocacy strategies and related plans.

Experience in the use of computers applications and software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) as well as web-based management systems.

Experience in the use of social media and digital communications.

Language Requirements

Fluency in English is required

Working knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.





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